In my Geography 400 class at Rhode island College, My professor introduced us to the topic of Europe. In the topic of Europe we learned about Catalonia and their struggle for greater autonomy/freedom from Spain. We learned that this internal conflict bewteen Spain and the Catalonians gathered an international awareness during the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona. After our lesson on this topic I was greatly interested in places that wished for greater control in their region. These places have included Catalonia, Basque country, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and other well known regions in the world. My purpose with this scoop.it page is to illustrate these various regions that have cultural, historical, political, and lingustic differences from the place they currently call their State.